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Analysts Adjust iPhone 4S Sales Projections Upwards for the Quarter

by Sean P. Aune | December 8, 2011December 8, 2011 11:45 am PDT

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It seems that several analysts have decided that they may have underestimated just how many of the iPhone 4S Apple would sell this quarter.

Apple had lower than expected sales of iPhones last quarter due to no new model being released.  They still didn’t exactly see horrible sales as they sold 17.07 million units, up 21 percent year over year, but it wasn’t what people had been expecting.  With strong sales of the latest iteration of the phone popping up almost daily, not only do analysts think this is going to be a banner month for the Cupertino-based company, but they’re busy upping their projections.

According to the Dallas Business Journal, Ticonderoga analyst Brian White is now projecting 29.9 million units this quarter, an 84 percent gain in the sequential quarter and fairly close to the same gain for year over year.  BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk and Maynard Um from UBS have both decided to round it off to a nice, even 30 million units.  Stern Agee analyst Shaw Wu is the most conservative of the bunch, but he’s even chosen to up his number from 26 million to 28 million.

In short, it looks like Apple will be breaking some more of its own records this quarter.  It’s just a question of by how much.  Despite the fact that many people saw the iPhone 4S as a lackluster upgrade to the iPhone 4, it seems like consumers were still interested.

How many iPhones do you think Apple will put out into the market this quarter?

[via the Dallas Business Journal]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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